- Corsair launched its latest gaming monitor called Xeneon Flex earlier this month that costs $2,000.
- The 45-inch screen can be bent to create a curved monitor, which can add immersion when gaming.
- It also includes many ports and a low blue light feature intended to reduce eye strain.
A new bendable computer screen lets you take matters into your hands, literally, if you want a curved display.
Gaming hardware company Corsair unveiled its newest computer monitor earlier this month, the Xeneon Flex. It’s the latest addition to its line of gaming monitors which is now available purchase for a whopping $2,000.
The 45-inch OLED screen can be bent at a curve up to 800 millimeters by pulling the handles on each side forward, giving you the option to switch between a flat and curved display. Curved displays can make for a more immersive gaming experience, though some people also prefer them when working.
Of course, you might be asking yourself if all that bending takes its toll on the screen, but Corsair said that the monitor can be bent between 10,000 and 15,000 times and is expected to last for more than five years.
Xeneon Flex is built with cutting-edge visual features and customizable lighting effects.
The Xeneon Flex is an OLED display with a resolution of 3440 by 1440 and 240Hz refresh rate. It also includes features like flicker-free imagery, anti-glare, motion blur cancellation, and low blue light that Corsair says can reduce eye strain after staring at the screen for long periods of time.
For further customization, the bendable monitor features an array of ports in the back, including a display port, two HDMI ports, a USB video port, and other USB ports for accessories.
However, some reviewers were quick to point out how finicky bending the monitor can be. IGN found that bending the screen is “unsettling” and that the plastic panel “squeaks and squawks while the entire display shakes.” Similarly, a reviewer at The Verge found that bending the monitor takes “a nerve wrecking amount of force.“
You can see the display being bent in a video overview from The Verge below.
Still, the reviewers concluded that the monitor contains “an impressive display” and “looks great from multiple viewing angles,” according to IGN and the Verge respectively.
The monitor is now available for pre-order and will begin shipping at the end of December 2022.
The Xeneon Flex will be showcased at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show — the world’s biggest consumer tech showcase based in Las Vegas — which starts on January 5th.